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Kurtilein[edit]

Nableezy[edit]

Re: Nableezy[edit]

I have asked AGK to review his decision as I believe it is needlessly harsh. Even assuming that one accepts that Nableezy's behaviour at Gaza War has been disruptive (which many do not) the fact Nableezy pledged not to edit that article again should have been sufficient to allay any fears regarding future disruptions. There is no need for a topic ban, nor was any evidence presented that would suggest one would be necessary.

I would ask that AGK as well as other admins please review this decision. Nableezy's contributions to articles related to the I-P arena have been valuable to the project and this decision seems needlessly punitive. We have suffered the loss of many good contributors over the last couple of years because of overzealous rulings done without sufficient investigation into the background of the disputes in question. Other eyes would be much appreciated. Tiamuttalk 09:13, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

I agree that this ruling is way out of bounds, apparently made in haste, and I second the request that it be reviewed. Jgui (talk) 20:49, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

My advice to both editors above is=

"Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown."

(But I would strongly support any appeal of this ruling.) The Squicks (talk) 21:12, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

Request concerning Jdorney[edit]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.
User requesting enforcement
--Domer48'fenian' 14:35, 31 October 2009 (UTC)
User against whom enforcement is requested
Jdorney (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log)
Arbitration case whose sanctions are to be enforced
Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/The Troubles
Sanction or remedy that has been violated
Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/The Troubles#Final remedies for AE case
Diffs of edits that violate this sanction or remedy
Revert #1 Revert #2 Revert #3
Explanation how these edits violate the sanction or remedy at issue
3 reverts in less than 24 hours, which is a violation of 1RR. A revert is any action, including administrative actions, that reverses the actions of other editors, in whole or in part.
Enforcement action requested (block, topic ban or other sanction)
Unsure
Additional comments
Jdorney is well aware of the 1RR, having been given a final warning on their talk page here, which resulted from this report here.

Discussion regarding this request[edit]

Left open for discussion.

The only edits between those cited two edits by Jdorney are a number by Rockpocket (amounting to minor changes apart from the key term), and Jdorney's second edit didn't (as far as I can see) undo any of those, including Rockpocket's change in the lead term. It's not obvious who the relatively minor second edit is supposed to be reverting. In any case it probably makes more sense to count the two edits as one for the purposes of RR counting, in the same way as if there were no intervening edits. Rd232 talk 15:05, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

A revert is any action, including administrative actions, that reverses the actions of other editors, in whole or in part.--Domer48'fenian' 15:29, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

Result regarding this request[edit]

Clearly at least 2 reverts on that article. Blocked 1 week for this editor's second violation of 1RR on Troubles. Toddst1 (talk) 16:27, 31 October 2009 (UTC)


The above discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

Request concerning Irvine22[edit]

User requesting enforcement
--Domer48'fenian' 09:31, 31 October 2009 (UTC)
User against whom enforcement is requested
Irvine22 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log)
Arbitration case whose sanctions are to be enforced
Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/The Troubles
Sanction or remedy that has been violated
Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/The Troubles#Final remedies for AE case
Diffs of edits that violate this sanction or remedy
Revert #1 Revert #2
Explanation how these edits violate the sanction or remedy at issue
2 reverts in less than 24 hours, which is a violation of 1RR
Enforcement action requested (block, topic ban or other sanction)
Unsure
Additional comments
Irvine22 is well aware of 1RR since they have been an active participant [116][117][118][119][120][121][122] in this ongoing discussion here were this issue is outlined.

Discussion regarding this request[edit]

Left open for discussion.

The difficulty I see here is that the 1RR restriction is intended to force communication; but a number of editors seem to have decided that Irvine22 is a "disruptive editor" or "troll" and to decline to substantively engage (see edit summaries and talk page on the page in question, Pat Finucane (solicitor)). This is not how the restriction is supposed to work. If Irvine22 is indeed displaying a pattern of disruptive behaviour (there does seem to be a certain history of edit warring and excessive boldness on this sensitive topic, besides a now-settled sock-puppet issue), then that broader context needs addressing, perhaps via WP:RFC/U, rather than picking out a single infraction for Arbitration Enforcement. Rd232 talk 12:07, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

Yes, I do seem to be the target of tag-team editing, with the reporting editor a member of the tag team. However, I wouldn't make too much of that - I always prefer not to complain. In this case, I will say two things: first, there is in fact only one revert here. The first action within the past 24 hours was a manual deletion of an advertising link. This followed a discussion on the talk page that seemed settled. This was reverted by RepublicanJacobite, and I reverted the revert. That's one revert, surely? Second: my understanding was that the various revert rules did not apply to removing obvious advertising links, such as the one I removed, which was a link to the business webpage of a firm of solicitors.Irvine22 (talk) 14:51, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

A revert is any action, including administrative actions, that reverses the actions of other editors, in whole or in part.--Domer48'fenian' 15:28, 31 October 2009 (UTC)
And Wikipedia is not supposed to be a venue for advertising the services of firms of solicitors. Irvine22 (talk) 15:33, 31 October 2009 (UTC)
The discussion regarding Pat Finucane was hardly concluded, and there most certainly was not consensus for the removal of the link. The last comment in the discussion was you saying that the website is amateurish, which is utterly irrelevant. Most of the discussion prior to that involved your use of a term that was wholly inappropriate and a violation of WP:BLP. There had been next to no discussion as to the merits of the link, in part because you seem to find it difficult to engage in serious, helpful discussion. In an article about a living person, an article which concentrates on his career as a solicitor, a link to the webpage of his legal firm is not at all inappropriate. Just as there is a link to the General Motors website in the external links of the article about said corporation, and so on in dozens of other articles about corporations. ---RepublicanJacobiteThe'FortyFive' 16:03, 31 October 2009 (UTC)
You should have made these points on the article's talk page. If you had done so, I would have pointed out that GM is a notable corporation. Madden & Finucane is a non-notable firm of solicitors. Irvine22 (talk) 16:17, 31 October 2009 (UTC)
RJ, this is all they want another plathform! Irvine22 when on "Irish Unionist Alliance", where he's twice added a link to a non-notable organisation by the same name that was deleted per AFD, it shows his stance on "advertising" is dependent on who is being advertised. This is a 1RR report, and all we have had is excuses. --Domer48'fenian' 16:06, 31 October 2009 (UTC)
Domer makes a good point, and here are the diffs for Irvine's repeated inclusion of that nonnotable and irrelevant link:
It seems "advertising" is all in the eyes of the beholder, eh Irvine? ---RepublicanJacobiteThe'FortyFive' 16:22, 31 October 2009 (UTC)
Well, I suppose there is one connection between the non-notable political organization in question and the non-notable firm of solicitors: both have had Wikipedia articles about them deleted. But there is also a rather obvious difference between them - only the website of the non-notable firm of solicitors advertises fee-based professional services. That is what I find inappropriate to link to, and I thought that was the settled view of Wikipedians. Anyway, as Rd232 points out, this could all have been aired on the article's talk page if you had engaged in good faith, instead of playing the tag-team silliness.Irvine22 (talk) 16:42, 31 October 2009 (UTC)
Last things first, I am sick of your unfounded and bad faith accusations of "tag-team" editing. If you have proof that I and other editors colluded to revert your edits without cause, please present in this public forum. Otherwise, I suggest you drop it.
But, to the substantive matter here, you are incorrect in your facts. The Finucane Solicitors AfD concluded that the article should be redirected, not deleted:
There's a significant difference between a redirect and a deletion of a nonnotable political group that just happened to hijack the name of an earlier organization. ---RepublicanJacobiteThe'FortyFive' 17:05, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

This is neither the forum for discussing issues like accusations of "tag-team" editing and other matters of general behaviour (RFC/U, or possibly other dispute resolution) nor of the content issues (article talk page). Rd232 talk 17:30, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

So Rd as long as we use the talk page we can breach 1RR (1RR restriction is intended to force communication), didn't know that, thanks for the heads up. BigDunc 18:48, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

I didn't say that at all. I'm merely pointing out that 1RR is (like 3RR) not merely intended to slow edit warring down to a slower speed - it's supposed to stop it by forcing communication. The rest of my comment I don't feel like repeating, I've said before that RFC/U should be used where there are longer-term concerns. Rd232 talk 08:04, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
Dunc, notice also how RD feels they must below, make a pathetic and pointed comment at me, despite the fact that the discussion was closed having to ignore the notice "Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section" in order to make it. They also ignore the notices on the top of this page which says "The Committee does not look favourably upon comments that are intended to provoke reactions in others, and being incivil or provocative is counter-productive," in addition to "The golden rule of contributing to the project is to make an edit only where it actively benefits the project." So why would their ignoring and excusing of the 1RR here surprise us? Lets see how long RD's brand new rule lasts, we use the talk page we can breach 1RR! --Domer48'fenian' 19:22, 31 October 2009 (UTC)
Yes, I felt the need to comment on your unhelpful remark, because it's a behaviour I've seen from you too often. I guess I shouldn't have, but it irked me. I didn't think about the "closed discussion" aspect enough because I was in a hurry to leave my computer. Whoa, two revelations in one comment: admins are volunteers with other demands on their time, and are human. Who knew? (And see reply to BigDunc re 1RR.) Rd232 talk 08:04, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Clerk note I've removed the text added after the discussion was closed. Sanctions will be applied if you decide that you can breach 1RR on talk pages. Dougweller (talk) 06:30, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Result regarding this request[edit]

This is a credible AE request, as there was a clear 1RR violation. There is no weight to the claim that the "first" removal wasn't a revert, as Irvine had removed the link another time a few days before.[123] The matter was under discussion on the talk page, and sure it had gone quiet ... but it was obvious opposition remained when the reversion from RepublicanJacobite came. Irvine reverted again. Sorry Irvine, you knew the rules and chose to assume the risks of violating them. I'm giving you a week. Deacon of Pndapetzim (Talk) 19:21, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

Betacommand[edit]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

Attention: This request may be declined without further action if insufficient or unclear information is provided in the "Request" section below.

Request concerning Betacommand[edit]

User requesting enforcement:
IP69.226.103.13 (talk · contribs) 09:24, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

User against whom enforcement is requested:
Betacommand (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log)

Sanction or remedy that this user violated:
Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Betacommand_2#Betacommand_instructed

Diffs of edits that violate this sanction or remedy, and an explanation how these edits violate it:

  1. [124] I see no proof other than your word that your anything more than a 13 year old child Name calling is not civil.
  2. [125] "How about you actually read the instructions. Did you follow those directions? no. you where reverted because you cannot follow directions" Taunting a user who appears to be a newbie and didn't do something precisely to Betacommand's satisfaction is not civil.
  3. [126] "please stop being so condescending" is not civil.
  4. [127] "if there is a specific BRFA that you want reviewed let us know and we can take a closer look." Misrepresenting himself as a BAG member is not civil.
  5. [128][129] A comment that I am "forum shopping" for asking a specific question of bureaucrats on a specific board. I'm not forum shopping, the question belonged there and was appropriate. He's not a bureaucrat anymore than he's a BAG member.
  6. [130] An injunction to "stop being so aggressive." Not civil.
  7. [131][132][133] Apparently I didn't follow something 100% rigidly to his liking. Actually, what I did was failed to add a heading to the section, not failed to make a new section, as my section was indeed below the old.
  8. [134] Just more Betacommand provocations, calling my concerns about bots to be "ranting."

Betacommands last 30 or so edits are half about me, provoking me, personally attacking me, stalking me. I'm easy. Then he goes to AN/I and suggest something should be done about me[135] and his mentor, User:MBisanz comes back suggesting and indef block.[136]

This indef block against is way outside the bounds of how wikipedia explains block work. No warning, no proof offered, just Betacommand suggests something be done, his mentor suggests an indef block, and there it is, I'm indef blocked, while Betacommand can find some other user to stalk, taunt, provoke, and attack.

Diffs of prior warnings against the conduct objected to (if required by the remedy):

  1. [137] Warning by IP69.226.103.13 (talk · contribs)
  2. [138] Warning by IP69.226.103.13 (talk · contribs)

Enforcement action requested (block, topic ban or other sanction):
Block.

Additional comments by IP69.226.103.13 (talk):
How many more chances does he get? I wasn't even given a chance to respond before I was indef blocked with no proof, no input form me, no evidence, just Betacommand and his mentor's say-so. Indef block seems to be the level of interaction on wikipedia, one chance and you're out. Betacommand has had many many chances. And, it's clear, he sees no incentive to be civil. It's a joke to him.

Notification of the user against whom enforcement is requested:
[139][140] Also his mentors.[141][142]

Discussion concerning Betacommand[edit]

Statement by Betacommand[edit]

Comments by other editors[edit]

The notice at the top of Betacommand's page suggests discussing concerns about enforcement with Betacommand and/or his mentors in advance of requests such as these. I can see diffs for Betacommand, but not for User:MBisanz or User:Hersfold - were they contacted with these concerns? Fritzpoll (talk) 09:43, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Hersfold came to Betacommand's when I complained about his personally attacking me, he/she okayed Betacommand's comments to me, although granting that some of his comments should have been left out.[143] So, in other words, he/she has given Betacommand yet one more chance.
MBisanz responded to Betacommand's suggestion at AN/I "something be done" about me by suggesting that I be indef blocked from editing wikipedia.[144] MBisanz is is one of the bot owners who goes after me at BAG and RFBA-he's not an uninvolved administrator, his request for an indef block gives the appearance of being retaliatory.
Both of these users have knowledge of Betacommand stalking me at BOT boards. I have notified them of this enforcement request. Considering they were aware and participated in conversations with Betacommand calling me names, then MBisanz leaped, or gave the appearance of being very eager, at the opportunity to get someone to indef block me, there's no point in contacting them instead of a request for enforcement. --69.225.9.98 (talk) 10:04, 2 November 2009 (UTC)
Fair enough - just checking, so as to make sure we're in the right venue. Fritzpoll (talk) 13:14, 2 November 2009 (UTC)
  • This appears to be spillover from a situation at WP:ANI. Arbs would be well advised to read both the talk page history of User talk:IP69.226.103.13 and the thread title "Wikihounding by User:IP69.226.103.13" at WP:ANI. This is a very heated situation on both sides, and I am not unconvinced of the vexatious nature of this request. The best action here may be no action at all. Both sides in this dispute need some time to cool off a bit, and it would be wise to not throw gasoline on this fire. --Jayron32 16:30, 2 November 2009 (UTC)
    • I think that if I had posted this request for enforcement the first time Betacommand had called me a "13 year old child" it would have been much better for the community. IMO Betacommand, after two arbcoms and dozens of AN/I should be on a 0 tolerance policy. Instead, his name calling is justified by his mentors.
    • Do nothing now, and it will just keep going. That's one constant with Betacommand: he will never stop. --69.225.3.198 (talk) 16:52, 2 November 2009 (UTC)
      • Admittedly doing nothing if there is a problem would be wrong, but I echo Jayron's concerns that this is a dispute that is now a few days old and that there has been no pause for breath in pursuing it. I suggest that it be examined as normal, but I'm not sure you're going to get what you want here. Fritzpoll (talk) 18:14, 2 November 2009 (UTC)
        • Of course I won't get I want, which is for Betacommand to stop stalking me and provoking me, because when he goes after someone the community at first simply supports it. There's always a good reason to allow Betacommand to act incivil, sure, it's pretty mild stalking me, calling me a 13-year-old, as you're not the target, and it would make things easier at bots not to have to listen to me. There's always an excuse for his behavior, and always plenty of people to bring up the excuses.
        • But, the fact is, I did get community input on the bot, when no one at bots could, because I simply asked for it, and I asked for it away from bots, which is an extraordinarily incivil place. It's incivil because you don't rate incivility the same as others, because you treat outsiders like dirt at bots for giving input. Getting rid of me at bots won't really be what you want-it will be once more effectively using incivility to kill off community input at bots.
        • Having Betacommand live up the letter of his sanctions, on the other hand, would give the wikipedia community something that everyone here deserves: the last of the Betacommand drama. You're not his victim. It's nice that it's not so bad for you. Did you even look at his editing record for the past few days? It's all about me. Yes, you're not his victim. Just one of his many defenders. Of course it can wait for you. Of course it's not that bad. --69.225.3.198 (talk) 21:26, 2 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Reading Hersfold's comments below and glancing again at the diffs, I have to say that I agree that this request is frivolous. I generally think that IP needs to work harder at interacting amiably in a collaborative environment, and realise that when lots of people are telling him the same thing, then that doesn't mean that everyone else is wrong. This certainly doesn't seem to be characteristic of the behaviour for which Beta has so rightly been condemned in the past - what possible words there are that can be called incivility are extremely mild and I don't think any action against him at this time would be productive. YMMV. For disclosure, I was part of a lengthy bots-related discussion with this user over the past few days. Fritzpoll (talk) 18:20, 2 November 2009 (UTC)
    • No, it's not frivolous. It would be frivolous if it were someone who was not under parole of his community sanctions. But that's not the case. I got indef blocked at his request. If my cause were frivolous, then how did that happen? It's not frivolous enough for Betacommand and his mentor, MBisanz. So, why it so frivolous for the victim in this? Betacommand's free to attack me is not frivolity. --69.225.3.198 (talk) 21:26, 2 November 2009 (UTC)
      • I'm afraid the idea of whether this is frivolous or not is subjective - I think it is, you think it isn't. This is called a difference of opinion and, unlike you, who has subsequently left an unfounded insinuation on my talkpage that I am another supporter of Beta who will defend him to the last, I am quite happy to have a difference of opinion: it isn't because I bear you ill. I just don't agree that you are sufficiently objective to see these comments for what they are. I interpret them as Hersfold does - they are not especially interesting, nor should you be as bothered by them as you are. That this has spread to so many venues, and that you tar all who disagree with you with some "establishment" brush suggests to me that you're letting some petty rubbish get in the way. I know you won't agree, but maybe you should just step back, take a breather and ask yourself if all this fuss is worth it. There are real problems, and real problematic comments by editors on Wikipedia: this ain't one of them Fritzpoll (talk) 22:20, 2 November 2009 (UTC)
        • I think if it was clear I shouldn't be bothered, Betacommand would not have so quickly posted at AN/I suggesting something be done about me, followed by MBisanz suggesting an indef block against me, followed by an indef block against me. --69.225.3.198 (talk) 22:33, 2 November 2009 (UTC)
          • ...followed by an almost immediate unblock of you. The trigger-happiness of an admin who is neither Betacommand nor MBisanz is not their fault. Fritzpoll (talk) 22:44, 2 November 2009 (UTC)
Comments by Hersfold[edit]

As I mentioned on Betacommand's talk page at the time, many of the comments IP69 is complaining about are hardly incivil. This request is entirely frivolous and forum-shopping, particularly considering IP62 was blocked for pursuing this issue inappropriately previously.

  1. [145] As mentioned by me before, the "13 year old child" bit could certainly have been left out, however I don't see much of an issue with the rest of the comment, particularly considering the context in which it was made. IP62's comments had reached the point where they were becoming disruptive, as noted by Mr.Z-man earlier in that discussion: "Oh, so this is what your bad faith-filled tirade on my talk page and the village pump is about." Ironically, IP62 replied that it wasn't a tirade, but in fact a "hissy fit," which is perhaps where the 13-year-old comment came from.
  2. [146] As noted for the above diff, the point where good faith needed to be assumed had passed, particularly since it was rather obvious that the discussion had been closed.
  3. [147] "Please stop being so condescending" is not incivil, particularly considering the pointed comment made just prior.
  4. [148] Calling this incivil is patently ridiculous, particularly since Betacommand was offering to help in this case.
  5. [149][150] Frankly, I feel as though this request is forum shopping, particularly since IP62 has been informed multiple times by multiple people the issue needs to be dropped.
  6. [151] This is constructive advice.

In looking through IP62's contributions, I'm actually pleasantly surprised Betacommand was as patient as he was. This user does not know then to take "no" for an answer, and this request is evidence of that. My advice to IP62 would be to back slowly away from the dead horse, put down the baseball bat and get on with doing something more constructive, before he is blocked again for continued harassment. Hersfold (t/a/c) 16:49, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

I'm not stalking Betacommand, and I provided diffs and evidence. You have not. You seem to be pretty pleased that Betacommand is stalking me, personally attacking me, calling me names. That's okay, Betacommand has lots of ardent supporters. He has to, to have gotten through 2 arbcoms and dozens of AN/Is and still be editing, and to think he can call editors names and still continue to edit. Betacommand is not a dead horse, although the analogy escapes me, as much as wikipedians adore throwing it in defense of the indefensible, he's very much alive and very much obsessed with me.
I've already been blocked for nothing without evidence, I'm well aware that blocking people who disagree with Betacommand is the standard on wikipedia. Keep it coming on, more drama, more chances, more arbcoms, more AN/Is all about Betacommand, and you pleasantly surprised in support of his continued behavior. That's not mentoring him to improve.
If not me, someone else, again, in the near future: the one constant, you can't beat this dead horse enough, 'cause it's wikivincible. --69.225.3.198 (talk) 16:57, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Hersford, has provided no diffs for his/her and Betacommand's forum shopping accusations or for my being blocked for forum shoppping. Multiple times? Should have some diffs for these accusations.

He/she admits the "13-year-old" child comment was inappropriate and is supposed to be mentoring Betacommand, but instead of focusing on Betacommand's behavior, he/she joins and supports Betacommand in attacking me.

This will get wikipedia exactly what it always gets from Betacommand: more arbcoms, more AN/Is. He is not being mentored by these two, Hersford and MBisanz. He's being egged on by them. --69.225.3.198 (talk) 17:12, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

My name is spelled HersfoLd, with an L. Thank you. I think your comments make my point enough; the fact that you seem to believe that there is not a point where enough is enough is simply shocking. I did admit that the 13-y-o comment could be considered out of line, and you'll notice that the first time I said as much was on Betacommand's talk page, where he could have very easily seen my comment and learned from it. Thank you for your concerns, you've made my point for me. Hersfold (t/a/c) 17:19, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

No, what's shocking is how blind Betacommand's supporters are and how willing the wikipedia community is to listen to anything against anyone who speaks up against him, if this last wasn't true Hersfold would have not felt free to accuse me without diffs, and would not have felt free to ignore Betacommand's edit history for the past few days.

9 of Betacommand's last 24 edits have been about me, not including his response to my no personal attacks post on his talk page.

9 of Betacommand's last 24 edits have been about me, and his mentor is accusing me of beating a dead horse. Betacommand is stalking me, following me around and accusing me of forum shopping without diffs, egging his menotr on to ask for a indef block against me, is personally attacking me. He is supposed to be mentored through his return to wikiepdia. Instead of his mentors noticing what he is doing, they are advocating for his stalking and personally attacking another editor to support Betacommand.

It's the same thing as Betacommand's history is full of: his incivility, followed by his ardent supporters screaming for his right to incivility, but no call to Betacommand to knock it off.

No wonder he felt perfectly free to get upon AN/I, get up at BRFA, get up at BN, follow me around, accuse me without diffs. His mentors, both administrators, are right there to protect his right to create mayhem all through wikipedia.

If he's not stopped now, he'll be back here. He's already been given more chances than probably any other wikipedian. His mentors are NOT monitoring his behavior, they're protecting it. None of this would be happening right now if not for Betacommand, in other words, if his mentors were mentoring him instead of supporting his bad behavior. --69.225.3.198 (talk) 17:39, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

  • As a preliminary comment, I can find no fault in Betacommand's actions, and so would label this request not actionable. AGK 18:13, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

Result concerning Betacommand[edit]

This section is to be edited only by uninvolved administrators. Comments by others will be moved to the section above.
 Declined I defer to the judgement of Betacommands mentor's in this situation. Additionally, the complaint seems to be both motivated by, and substantially consisting of a personal dislike for another user. WP:AE, despite appearances, is not your battleground, please don't treat it that way.--Tznkai (talk) 06:28, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
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The above discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

Request concerning 212.85.230.26[edit]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.
User requesting enforcement
--Domer48'fenian' 14:11, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
User against whom enforcement is requested
212.85.230.26 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log)
Arbitration case whose sanctions are to be enforced
Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/The Troubles
Sanction or remedy that has been violated
Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/The Troubles#Final remedies for AE case
Diffs of edits that violate this sanction or remedy
Revert Revert #1 Revert #2
Explanation how these edits violate the sanction or remedy at issue
2 reverts in less than 24 hours, which is a violation of 1RR
Enforcement action requested (block, topic ban or other sanction)
Unsure
Additional comments
212.85.230.26 was made aware of the Arbitration case on their talk page here and despite this they still went on to make an additional revert her.

Discussion regarding this request[edit]

Left open for discussion.


Result regarding this request[edit]

Blocked 24 hours. --SarekOfVulcan (talk) 14:21, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

The above discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

Jacurek block review[edit]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

I blocked Jacurek (talk · contribs) and placed him under an editing restriction the other day under the WP:DIGWUREN discretionary sanctions clause. There was a discussion of it at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/IncidentArchive574#Future Perfect at Sunrise's block of Jacurek, but that was closed on procedural grounds, firstly because it was on ANI rather than here on AE, and secondly because Jacurek hadn't himself filed an unblock request at that time. Now he has done so, but it has been sitting unanswered on his page for over a day, probably because admins (rightly, according to the arbcom rules) are reluctant to consider an unblock of an arbcom-related sanction without discussion. So, just to help move things along, I'll open this discussion here myself. Let me make it clear that I personally still stand by those sanctions, although some people might feel that subsequent more friendly developments between Jacurek and his opponent Varsovian might create grounds for a more lenient treatment. Fut.Perf. 15:35, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

This block was obviously correct and should stand: Jacurek's conduct was of a kind that we simply cannot tolerate (and his claims of FPAS being somehow "involved" are so tenuous as to be actually laughable). At most, shortening the block by a week in acknowledgment of his more balanced behaviour since the incident is about as far as I think we can go here. Since the unblock request is fairly well phrased (apart from the bit casting aspersions at FPAS), that would be just about acceptable. Moreschi (talk) 17:46, 2 November 2009 (UTC)
I'm a new administrator, and I'm not uninvolved[152][153], but I wanted to add my two cents. Blocks aren't intended to be punitive and Jacurek is not likely to be disruptive since (a) he and Varsovian have mended fences and (b) he will be subject to a six-month 1RR restriction. Jacurek's prior block history, which was cited as a factor in giving him this block, was largely a series of newbie mistakes that he has not repeated since his return. Citing his involvement with the EEML arbitration seems to be a case of sentencing Jacurek before he is found guilty. Finally, as noted, I think the six-month 1RR restriction will prevent any potential edit-warring in the future. Please consider these factors when evaluating whether to shorten Jacurek's block. Thank you. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 19:02, 2 November 2009 (UTC)
That said, it does need to be clearly understood that conduct of that sort is absolutely beyond the pale. Cutting the block length down to 3 weeks including time served is fine, and is just reward for the fence-mending between the two, but anything beyond is too liberal and sends out the wrong message. Moreschi (talk) 19:04, 2 November 2009 (UTC)
In response to Malik: about "likelihood" of being disruptive again, I do of course hope that the revert restriction will help some, but I must point out that the mere quantity of reverting isn't usually the whole story, and wasn't in this instance: quality of contributions, and quality of talk page behaviour, is another important part. And here, it is my opinion that Jacurek's record has been consistently poor, e.g. in this other exchange with the same opponent, or in this dispute. What we see here is aggressive, stereotyped accusations and appeals to "policy", without substantially engaging the opponent's arguments on the content level. As for the mending of relations between the two editors, my impression is that it is very much to the credit of Varsovian, but I can't quite help the feeling that Jacurek only adopted that stance opportunistically as a chance to get unblocked more easily [154]. Fut.Perf. 19:44, 2 November 2009 (UTC)
Just a reminder to all that every time the punitive meme is uttered on wiki, a little kitty dies. So let's not hear it again! ;) Once someone has been blocked as many times as Jacurek, "I'll be better" just isn't good enough. Part of the reason this kind of behaviour is worth it for these guys is that they know, come block time, they can just promise to be good and someone will be there to send some little felines to kitty heaven. These guys do little but edit-war over nationalist issues and piss off other nationalists, so what's the loss supposed to be? Deacon of Pndapetzim (Talk) 19:50, 2 November 2009 (UTC)
All of Jacurek's blocks are more than a year old, as Malik points out, so the "has been blocked as many times as Jacurek" doesn't really fly here - he got blocked some when he was new, then behaved himself well for a year until a bunch of suspicious anon IPs showed up and started following him around. Then Varsovian showed up - and perhaps with a bit too much paranoia, Jacurek was skeptical of this user as well.
And Deacon, who are "these guys" you refer to? You should probably take a look at "these guys" contributions before making blanket false accusations like that.radek (talk) 23:15, 2 November 2009 (UTC)
Also, invoking the EEML AC "fiasco" is way out of line. FP is not the ArbCom and it is not up to him/her how that case should be decided.radek (talk) 23:15, 2 November 2009 (UTC)
Well, it's a step up murdering kittens from murdering Transnistrian children. Sorry I don't find any winky winky humor in Deacon's statement. Instead of pontificating on generalities, I suggest investing the circumstances as to whether Jacurek was even the party in the wrong, which Loosemark covers quite well regarding Varsovian being the guilty party.  PЄTЄRS VЄСRUМВАtalk  23:51, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Ok in my opinion this block was a very bad one for a number of reasons. First what nobody still mentioned here is that user:Varsovian appeared on wikipedia in controversial circumstances. He exhibited knowledge of wikipedia proceeding far exceeding that of a new user which he claimed he was and at least 4 people suspected he was a sock: Jacurek, myself, admin Sandstein and admin Future Perfect himself. Secondly user:Varsovian engaged in edit warring on the London Parade article where he obsessively removed any reference to the lack of Polish participation in the parade. At one point he was blocked for 24 hours for such behavior. He also deleted Polish sources out of the article based on original research (from my conversation with Future Perfect he seems to be aware of this problem) and wrote rants against Polish sources written after 2001. Finally when he started to claim that he lives in Warsaw and that he wrote books about Warsaw (something that would give him far more credibility) Jacurek was most naturally very sceptical and asked him if knows of a main bus line in Warsaw. Future Perfect later concluded that was harassment by Jacurek however given the circumstances I disagree, Varsovian asked Jacurek similar questions about Warsaw on Jacurek's talk page. [155], [156] In any case it is my opinion that if admin Future Perfect thought Jacurek's behavior was bad he could have first warn him about it, immediately nuking with a 1 month long block seems too drastic. Also I'd like to note that during the exchange user:Varsovian called Jacurek an idiot (with a trick, he said "my assistant says you are an idiot") something I brought to Future Perfect's attention 3 times and yet he has still to explain why isn't that worth a block or at least a warning. Finally I'd add that the user whois sock Varsovian was suspected to be left this message on wikiProject Poland: [157]. I won't comment on it because I think it's pretty self explanatory. Loosmark (talk) 22:12, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

  • Jacurek asked me to comment. This is the first time I've seen the particular issue. I've read the exchanges on the talk pages, which were a travesty of repeated i didn't hear that and the same assertions repeated time after time -- on all sides. I consider the two parties equally at fault in this aspect of things. The specific block seems to have been where Jacurek doubted Varsovian's claimed identity, and attempted to disprove it by an absurd exchange over local knowledge of Warsaw bus routes. This was not an attempt to out--which would properly be taken very seriously indeed, though it may have been seen as one--V had declared his identity as the author of one of the works involved. J. should not have started that exchange, but it does seem that V. had some role in continuing it. It was appropriate to block for this, but the block has served its purpose. if the quarreling resumes it can be reinstated, but some consideration should then be given to blocking both sides equally. DGG ( talk ) 01:38, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

Just out of interest (and not that it is going to make any difference at all to Loosmark, he seems entirely uninterested in facts when it comes to me): I’ve been investigated as a sock and cleared. I’ve repeatedly asked Loosmark to say who he thinks I am a sock of but one could be forgiven for thinking that he prefers to make snide insinuations than actual formal accusations. Like the one which he ends the above post (strange how he didn’t bother giving [158] or [159], two posts in which I give my opinion on Matthead’s comments, would that lack also be self-explanatory?) It is also interesting that Loosmark is still bringing up me not calling Jacurek an idiot. I have already apologised twice for my incivility [160][161] and have already pointed out to Loosmark that I’ve done that [162].
I do feel that Loosmark should read WP:QUICKSOCK or at the very least WP:AGF: his constant accusations (including the particularly charming accusation that I am a racist [163]), insinuations and allegations , together with his unfortunate outright lies, are becoming very tiresome. In a single day I had to ask him seven times to moderate to his tone toward me [164][165][166][167][168][169][170]. To give just one examples of his lies: at no time did I claim to have written books about Warsaw: I said that I have written a book [171] about Warsaw (singular, not plural). I fail to see how writing a book about Warsaw gives one more credibility when discussing a parade which happened in a different country 60 years previously but there are many things which Loosmark claims that I don’t understand.
For example Loosmark claims that I “obsessively removed any reference to the lack of Polish participation in the parade”: I actually vastly expanded the section regarding the lack of Polish participation and more than doubled the number of sources. Unfortunately all 16 of the sources I brought were deleted by another editor. Loosmark claims that I “deleted Polish sources out of the article” but the reality is that there has only ever been one Polish source in the article: I put it there and he supported the deletion of it!
I’d like to end by pointing out all the times which Loosmark has called me a troll but frankly life is too short to find all the diffs. Varsovian (talk) 12:11, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

Ok to answer Varsovian's points above:

1) I have not specifically said whois sock I think Varsovian is for the simple reason I am not sure. In fact I don't even know if he's a sock, all I am sure is he is not a new user, as he claimed he was, when he entered wikipedia.

2) The fact that Varsovian later appologied for calling Jacurek an idiot is irrelevant for the point I was making, had Jacurek not been nuked out of the blue he'd probably also have apologized, and that's exactly my point, the difference was that one user, Varsovian, was given the chance to apology, the other, Jacurek, was not. It doesn't feel right.

3) I totally reject the accusation that I have called Varsovian a racist, I have never done so and I demand an apology for this horrendous accusation.

4) Varsovian had indeed asked me to moderate my tone but it doesn't mean that he had a valid reason to do so. In fact he came to my talk and provoked me with a bogus accusation in his typical passive-aggressive style.

5) Varsovian writes above I fail to see how writing a book about Warsaw gives one more credibility when discussing a parade which happened in a different country 60 years previously. That's an interesting point, so the question becomes what for has then Varsovian mentioned a book he wrote about Warsaw in the middle of the the parade discussion!?

6) "I actually vastly expanded the section regarding the lack of Polish participation". Varsovian has to be kidding: [172]. And yes he did work on the section regarding the lack of Polish participation but I have trouble calling that expansion, it was more like adding "its not true the Poles weren't invited" all the time: [173], [174], [175], [176], [177], [178], [179]
Anyway I don't really care about Varsovian I just hope the bad block of Jacurek is cancelled and Jacurek can return to edit wikipedia because I think he's a good editor. Loosmark (talk) 16:35, 3 November 2009 (UTC) ].

If I may reply briefly:
1) Could Loosmark possibly try to Assume good faith and not repeatedly state that I am lying when I say I am a new user?
2) Firstly, I did not call Jacurek an idiot. Secondly, Jacurek has been able to apologise on his talk page: he hasn’t done so.
3) You state that I am “anti” a particular race [180]. If that were true, I would be a racist.
4) You repeatedly call me a troll and imply that I am a liar but this is just me being passive-aggressive? Do you even know what that phrase means?
5) “the question becomes what for has then Varsovian mentioned a book he wrote about Warsaw in the middle of the the parade discussion!?” Very simple and shown here [181]: Jacurek asked “you know that what Varsovian means right?”, I replied “Yes I am aware of what Varsovian means, I have lived in the city for more than a decade and have written a book about it.” So the question becomes, why was I being questioned about myself in the middle of the the parade discussion!?
6) “I have trouble calling that expansion, it was more like adding "its not true the Poles weren't invited" all the time” I first added some 650 words and 16 sources. But those didn’t fit the PoV of two editors, so they were all removed. Funny how you overlooked that.
”Anyway I don't really care about Varsovian” So why is it that you talk about me so much and in so many different places?Varsovian (talk) 13:28, 4 November 2009 (UTC)
  • I've been asked per e-mail to take a look at this case. Sorry, I won't take the time to do so, because I am quite put off by this entire Eastern European "who was more evil in World War II" nonsense and its associated cast of characters on Wikipedia. But (to be taken with a grain of salt, as I've not looked into this at all, and the exact reasons for the sanction or on what policy grounds it is contested are not very clear from the above), I generally assume that administrators issuing sanctions know what they are doing, and enjoy wide discretion in choosing what they believe to be the correct sanction; and nothing in the above discussion indicates a manifest and egregious error in judgment on the part of the sanctioning admin that would require overturning his sanction. Should editors with whom Jacurek was in conflict also need to be sanctioned, WP:AE remains available.  Sandstein  18:35, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

re: Sandstein, I hope you agree that we can't decide the faith of an editor based on your generalist assumption that administrators issuing sanctions know what they are doing. Admins are not infallible and they do make mistakes sometimes, no big deal but the mistakes do need to be corrected.
(I am also a bit puzzled by your who was more evil in World War II nonsense comment because 1) this case, even content-wise, was not about anything like that. 2) It's not like that needs to be discussed, Poland lost 6 millions citizens during the Second World War, which is over 16% of population. Just for comparison, UK lost 449.800 people or 0,94% and US 418,500 or 0,32%. In other words Poland lost in absolute figures 6 times more people than UK and USA combined. So I wouldn't say that who was more evil discussions are irrelevant, the Nazis were resposable for all the sh*t that happened and Polish sacrifise in WW2 cannot be trivialised as some editors all too often on wikipedia do.) Loosmark (talk) 20:00, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

  • Ugh. This is a mess all the way around. The dispute wasn't great, but it was handled very poorly by Future perfect. And now we have others weighing in about dead kitties and Sandstein suggesting that admin actions are defacto correct. As many uninvolved editors and admins have noted (how many does it take?), this block is unwarranted and unhelpful. It should have been undone a while ago. The ongoing disruption is now the responsibility of Future Perfect and those who stand by his refusal to engage in common sense mediation and restraint instead of punitive club wielding. Let's put a stop to barbarianism on Wikipedia. It starts with those holding the clubs. Unblock A.S.A.P. so we can all move on to more useful and constructive efforts. ChildofMidnight (talk) 22:59, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
What uninvolved editors do you think have said the block is unwarranted? FYI, Loosmark, Radek and Vecrumba are his tag-team buddies, are are certainly not uninvolved. I'd say the balance of other opinion regards the block as warranted. Deacon of Pndapetzim (Talk) 12:17, 4 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Appeal declined. The past history of Jacurek belies his promises to reform. This block is preventative. It reduces the amount of nationalist edit warring possible. I am completely discounting the opinions stated here by the involved parties and usual partisans. Jehochman Talk 13:43, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

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Request concerning Stuart[edit]

Mr Unsigned Anon[edit]

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Request concerning Mr Unsigned Anon[edit]

User requesting enforcement:
Jiujitsuguy (talk) 22:03, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

User against whom enforcement is requested:
Mr Unsigned Anon (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log)

Sanction or remedy that this user violated:
Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Palestine-Israel articles#Discretionary sanctions

Diffs of edits that violate this sanction or remedy, and an explanation how these edits violate it:

  1. [187] Here he acknowledges that his conduct could get him banned
  1. [188] Here, he calls me a racist.
  1. [189] Here, he uses gratuitous vulgarity.
  1. [190] Here again he uses gratuitous vulgarity.
  1. [191] Here, he refers to me as a "retard" and a "moron" and also implies that he has other Wiki accounts.
  1. [192] Here, he rambles on and makes some strange reference to “night of the long blades”
  1. [193] Here, he calls me "ignorant" and a "moron"
  1. [194] Here, he makes inquiries about my race
  1. [195] Here, he accuses me of working for the Israeli government and also makes derogatory accusations based on alleged demographics
  1. [196] Here, he asks me about the weather in Brooklyn based on his belief that I live there.
  1. [197] Here, he makes reference to my bank account on the Gaza discussion page
  1. [198] Here, he taunts me to engage him in an edit war
  1. [199] revert of sourced material
  1. [200] revert of sourced material
  1. [201] revert
  1. [202] revert of sourced material
  1. [203] removal of sourced edits
  1. [204] removal of sourced edits
  1. [205] removal of sourced edits
  1. [206] removal of sourced edits. Preceding four reverts were effectuated within a span of ten minutes.
  1. [207] His explanation for revert. "Cant understand why the lead is filled upp with pov stuff even if ballansing out eachother. Start a section or continue to use the reportin other sections. I put the stuff I cut in talk for use els (sic)"
  1. [208]
  1. [209] His explanation for revert. "removed israeli side exlanation that is undue weight in lead."
  1. [210] His explanation for revert. "Removing israels intention to not cooperate. Its intention is bring undue weight and can be presented futher down."
  1. [211] revert of sourced material
  1. [212] revert of sourced material. Preceeding 2 reverts effectuated within 20 minutes of each other.

Diffs of prior warnings against the conduct objected to (if required by the remedy):

  1. [213] Warning by Tyw7 (talk · contribs)
  1. [214] Warning by Looie496 (talk · contribs)
  1. [215] Warning by Looie496 (talk · contribs)
  1. [216] Warning by Basket of Puppies (talk · contribs)
  1. [217] Warning by enigmaman (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · page moves · rights · RfA)

Enforcement action requested (block, topic ban or other sanction):
Permanent block, topic ban. Has contributed no substantive edits of his own except for extensive reverting. Engages in uncivil behavior and admits to socking.

Additional comments by Jiujitsuguy (talk):
I am requesting a lengthy topic ban or block. Mr Unsigned Anon has engaged in uncivil, discourteous conduct with some racial overtones. In addition, he has engaged in a pattern of disruptive conduct and relentless reverts of sourced material. This despite being warned that his disruptive conduct could get him blocked.--Jiujitsuguy (talk) 22:03, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

This is the latest gem that Mr Unsigned Anon just recently left on my Talk page [218]That comment resulted in a 24 hour block issued by BozMo (talk | contribs)here [219] Mr Unsigned Anon seemed proud of his actions calling it "fun" here [220] and taunted the issuing Admin to issue him a lengthier block here [221]--Jiujitsuguy (talk) 01:48, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
I am also inclined to believe that he has multiple accounts based on statements that he made here [222].--Jiujitsuguy (talk) 14:41, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

Notification of the user against whom enforcement is requested:

Mr Unsigned Anon Notified [223]

Discussion concerning Mr Unsigned Anon[edit]

There is not an allegation anymore. He admitted to losing his last password and starting a new account. It sounds like he expects a block and he is simply screwing around/being really inappropriate lately. This should be a pretty easy one to close out and I don't think it will hurt his feelings.Cptnono (talk) 23:33, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

Statement by Mr Unsigned Anon[edit]

Historical Revisionism and Islamic Anti-Semitism at Wikipedia

Well, thats it fellow editors. Before I get banned I leve this litle thing, by our user Jiujitsuguy (Jiujitsuguy). It might explain his behavour. Mr Unsigned Anon (talk) 01:05, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

Comments by other editors[edit]

I have found Mr Unsigned Anon's contributions to be largely unhelpful and difficult to follow (the latter because of a language issue perhaps?) He is also too quick to revert and often makes provocative comments that do nothing to encourage collaboration. I would support a ban from the Gaza War article for him.

I also think that banning Jiujistu Guy and Stellarkid from the Gaza War article (for revert-warring and editing without regard for NPOV) would be a good step in the right direction as well. Perhaps then, other less trigger happy and aggressive editors could get some real work done on the article. Tiamuttalk 12:55, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

I think Tiamut has it exactly right - except that Stellarkid's editing without regard for NPOV (deleting relevant RS cited text) extends to the whole I-P topic so his ban should apply to that whole topic; I haven't looked at any of JiujitsuGuy's edits so I can't comment on his at this time. Thank you, Jgui (talk) 15:27, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
Fun is good, very bad spelling is very bad, and "Mr Unsigned Anon" is a great user name. MUA, if you are permabanned can I have it, I liek it. Meowy 17:23, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
Comment by Stellarkid[edit]

I was going to stay out of this one since Mr Unsigned Anon has put out an AE on me, above. But with all the discussion going on about me, I feel I have to respond to this one despite any perceived COI. In the little more than a month since Mr UA has come on the scene, editing about 2 articles, he has been responsible for taking a number of other editors to various wiki forums for discipline, and to second Tiamut above, his contributions are "largely unhelpful" "difficult to follow'" and he "often makes provocative comments." Add to this a tendency to use slash and burn tactics and blatantly edit from his particular POV, his presence in the area has done nothing to encourage a collaborative atmosphere. Totally disagree with Tiamut in relation to her comments about Juijitsuguy and myself. We neither of us may be perfect but we try not to edit-war or to edit without regard to NPOV. Tiamut shares a POV with Mr UA, and I with Juijitsuguy but the answer to better editing is not destroying the competition but using the competition to build better and more neutral and informative articles. None of us is perfect, but Juijitsuguy (and I like to think myself) is different, in that he is working from good faith effort. Mr Anon, on the other hand, I am convinced, based on his "provocative" comments, disruptive editing in the month+ he has been here, is not working from good faith but deliberately trying to disrupt the project Stellarkid (talk) 22:12, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Additional Comment by Jiujitsuguy[edit]

The blocks imposed on Mr Unsigned Anon were imposed for conduct that occurred after this AE was filed. It is inconceivable to me that a block of one week is sufficient to address his borish and vulgar conduct. The described conduct is beyond uncivil. It is strange and bizzare. He was well aware that he was under the threat of sanction and his behavior only worsened. Is this the action of a rational person? Add to this the fact that he's made not one original constructive edit. His editing ability appears limited to relentless reverts as evidenced by the partial list of diffs that I've compiled. There's also an issue of socking which he has admitted and is also listed among the compiled diffs. Subsequent to filing this AE, I found this page as further evidene of socking. Mr Unsigned Anon has also been issued several warnings including those of sanctions governing Israel/Palestine disputes. These warnings have all been documented and diffs for same have been set forth. It is also worthy of note that he has not a single defender. All who chose to comment on this matter, even those who share similar viewpoints with him, have agreed that his conduct was disruptive and in fact, only worsened with time. Therefore, a one week ban is an insufficient remedy to address the conduct of an "editor" who has demonstrated a total lack of regard for his fellow editors and the collaborative spirit of Wikipedia. A much lengthier ban is in order here.--Jiujitsuguy (talk) 23:31, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Result concerning Mr Unsigned Anon[edit]

This section is to be edited only by uninvolved administrators. Comments by others will be moved to the section above.
Action appears redundant with this user's block, but hold in the meantime.--Tznkai (talk) 05:00, 6 November 2009 (UTC)
The block is only one week in length. Sanctions are placed after considering a much longer time frame. Discussion should, on that basis, continue as normal. AGK 01:51, 7 November 2009 (UTC)
I would prefer to watch his behavior coming off of his block before making any actions.--Tznkai (talk) 22:32, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Unible[edit]

Attention: This request may be declined without further action if insufficient or unclear information is provided in the "Request" section below.

Request concerning Unible[edit]

User requesting enforcement:
Marshal Bagramyan (talk) 18:28, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

User against whom enforcement is requested:
Unible (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log)

Sanction or remedy that this user violated:
Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Armenia-Azerbaijan 2

Diffs of edits that violate this sanction or remedy, and an explanation how these edits violate it:

  1. First revert [224]
  2. Second revert [225], of this edit [226], violation of 1RR

Diffs of prior warnings against the conduct objected to (if required by the remedy):

  1. [227] Warning by MarshallBagramyan (talk · contribs)

Enforcement action requested (block, topic ban or other sanction):
Perhaps a block but this should be ultimately left to the discretion of the administrator.

Additional comments by Marshal Bagramyan (talk):
It should be noted that user Unible engaged in a lengthy revert war on the Igdir page, often hiding behind his university IPs. These included the IP addresses, 118.138.198.109 and 118.138.198.88. A sockpuppet investigation initiated by editor Gazifikator confirmed that Unible used his university IPs to outright circumvent reverting restrictions on this and other articles. With these IPs, he began a systematic campaign, tantamount to vandalism, to remove the Armenian names from a large number of articles. However, it was only through a disruptive, drawn out revert war on the Igdir article that he was finally convinced to voice his grievances on the talk page. But even after my final warning on his talk page, he has chosen to violate the ArbCom 2 restrictions.

Notification of the user against whom enforcement is requested:
[228]

Discussion concerning Unible[edit]

Statement by Unible[edit]

It is apparent how hypocritical Gazifikator, MarshallBagramyan, Sardur gets when you do something they simply do not agree. Yes, thats right Meowy, I only changed Yerevan (and it complies with WP:NC) just because show them that this type of reasoning does not work. None of them will agree to keep other (especially rival) spellings on the lead of yerevan or any other armenian city even if does comply with WP:NC. But all of them keep objecting when I remove armenian spellings from turkish citie's lead. Now, WP:NC should be applicable to both, isn't it? So either we go with yerevan's standard and add spellings to etymology, history section, or we follow WP:NC. You decide. Unible 07:03, 5 November 2009 (UTC) (Answer to Sardur) You are right, I should have said "None of them will agree except Sardur who has not clarified his position yet...". In Yerevan's case it was MarshallBagramyan and Gazifikator , who also took part in edit warring of turkish cities, alongside you. Also you made your opinion clear at Igdir talk page. So I don't think it would be reasonable for you to agree with MarshallBagramyan's reverts in Yerevan page. WP:NC, remember?Unible 14:51, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Comments by other editors[edit]

Marshal Bagramyan hasn't made it clear that Unible's edits on the Yerevan page were done simply as revenge edits after edits Unible made to the Igdir page were reverted. In that sense they are bad faith edits. However, as a side issue, I wish there was a set of rules about what is suitable as alternative place-names, and what they should not be used for, and some guidance about the validity of having a list with exactly the same place-name spelt in several different "rival" alphabets. It would save endless arguments and revert wars. Meowy 03:32, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Diff on the above-mentioned revenge, though I warned him several times on WP:POINT (last warning). Sardur (talk) 06:24, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
Reaction on the statement by Unible: I didn't modify the article on Yerevan after his first edit there, and I didn't say a word on my opinion about it (though I have one). Unible's statement is thus wrong as far as I'm concerned. But this and his statement itself are pointless here. Sardur (talk) 14:32, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

I also should point out that Marshal Bagramyan has not actually given an explanation of how Unible's edits violate AA2. The fact that they were "revenge edits" might suffice. However, I realise this makes little difference, since administrators adore AA2 because it gives them the chance to (metaphorically) get their dicks out and show how big they are (by blocking or banning people). A proper reason to apply AA2 is not normally needed, all that is needed is an excuse to act. Meowy 20:28, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Perhaps a little less graphic an analogy will do, Meowy. My actual reasoning was his violation of 1RR but, like you said, his revenge edits and his abuse of IP addresses are equally, if not more, problematic.--Marshal Bagramyan (talk) 02:46, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

But why inserting Turkish name into the article about Yerevan is disruption? The city was a part of the Ottoman empire at certain periods in history, and the article confirms this fact. How come that inserting Armenian name into Iğdır is not disruption, while inserting historically justified Turkish name into Yerevan is? Grandmaster 07:20, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

I don't recall Grandmaster ever bothering about a "disruption" requirement in his own countless complaints brought under AA2? It is not in his latest accusation against Gazifikator and MarshallBagramyan on AGK's talk page [229] talk page. Violation of 1RR seems good enough for Grandmaster when he is making AA2 complaints, but not good enough when he is opposing an AA2 complaint! Meowy 16:53, 6 November 2009 (UTC)
But has Unible been placed on editing restriction, which included 1RR limitation? I do not see any diffs to such a decision by administrators. If a user is not formally placed on 1RR, he is under regular 3RR. Grandmaster 17:53, 7 November 2009 (UTC)
My observation still stands; I don't recall you ever bothering about the "disruption" requirement in your many previous complaints brought under AA2. If you were to start to, that would be a good thing. And for that matter, I don't recall many administrators bothering about the "disruption" requirement. If they were to start to, that would be a good thing. Meowy 16:36, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

Tznkai, the revert issue on Yerevan is the result of a WP:POINT by Unible after the discussion on Igdir talk page, see this diff. Sardur (talk) 06:37, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

And note the smilie at the end of Unible's "ps" comment. Meowy 16:31, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

Result concerning Unible[edit]

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This entire discussion is liable to make me very cranky. First off, could someone please clarify the listed reverts are on Yeveran when the dispute is apparently over Igdir?--Tznkai (talk) 22:57, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
It appears the simplest solution here is to apply a standard 1RR restriction on Unible on all articles in the AA area of dispute.--Tznkai (talk) 20:16, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

Request concerning Superfopp[edit]

User requesting enforcement
BigDunc 18:39, 4 November 2009 (UTC)
User against whom enforcement is requested
Superfopp (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log)
Arbitration case whose sanctions are to be enforced
Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/The Troubles
Sanction or remedy that has been violated
Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/The Troubles#Final remedies for AE case
Diffs of edits that violate this sanction or remedy
Revert #1 Revert #2 Revert #3
Explanation how these edits violate the sanction or remedy at issue
3 reverts in less than 24 hours, which is a violation of 1RR. A revert is any action, including administrative actions, that reverses the actions of other editors, in whole or in part.
Enforcement action requested (block, topic ban or other sanction)
Unsure
Additional comments

The IP for the record is me, I had logged out before I made the edit. And the user has previously been warned about 1RR on Troubles related articles here. BigDunc 18:42, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

Discussion regarding this request[edit]

I reverted ONIH because he gave no good reason. He simply called it "hideous" and reverted the lot without any discussion or attempt at compromise. The IP's explanation was even simpler ... "have to agree" ... and reverted the lot again.

I then tried a compromise with these edits, which you've laughably stamped as another revert! Anyone with a pair of working eyes can see that this clearly aint the same as this. ~Asarlaí 23:46, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

So you admit you reverted twice in breach of 1RR because you didn't like the edit summaries. BigDunc 08:20, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
Only noticed now that in fact a 3rd revert was added to this report clear case of breach of the sanctions are any Admins going to make a decision on this matter. BigDunc 08:27, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
Could you clarify where you provided an explanation of your revert? That may not be explicit in the restriction, but it is relevant. Ncmvocalist (talk) 08:40, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Superfopp, reverting may refer to any action that reverses (in part, or full) the actions of other editors. The three diffs listed for this request constitute reverts for the purposes of the restriction in force. Do you agree to refrain from reverting and fully comply with the restriction? Ncmvocalist (talk) 08:40, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
Having been previously been warned about 1RR on Troubles related articles here on their own talk page and to revert regardless constitute reverts for the purposes of the restriction in force. Their actions clearly indicate that they will not refrain from reverting and fully comply with the restriction? Ncmvocalist, are you suggesting that if we all ignore the restriction, we can give an indication later not to do it again and that is ok? --Domer48'fenian' 09:26, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
My reading of Superfopp's comment at this discussion suggests there is a misunderstanding of the very meaning of revert, and the restriction for that matter. Superfopp has not been blocked previously, so an assurance that he/she will not revert further might be considered by the admin looking over this - and I already noted that there was a breach. Block or no block, the misunderstanding (if any) needs to be clarified by someone. BigDunc's block log on the other hand indicates he has been blocked for 1RR vios previously, with the most recent lifted due to uncertainty on how it applies - by now, the importance of discussing reverts should be clear to him. By reverting once, he followed the letter of the restriction - but did he comply with the spirit of the restriction and discuss his revert? Ncmvocalist (talk) 09:48, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

On BigDunc block it was the Admin who got it wrong, not Dunc! Now there is no misunderstanding of the very meaning of revert. A revert is any action, including administrative actions, that reverses the actions of other editors, in whole or in part. Now they were made aware of it on their talk page, and still went on reverting. Stop making excuses. --Domer48'fenian' 10:08, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

No where does my comment say that either the admin or BigDunc was wrong - it says that BigDunc has a block in his block log, there was an uncertainty on how it applies, and regardless, BigDunc should understand the importance of discussing reverts. You have provided no evidence to suggest that Superfopp truly understands the meaning of revert. Morever, you have failed to provide a diff where BigDunc discussed his revert after making it. You are involved in this, and you yourself are going to end up blocked if you continue to making inflammatory comments and assumptions of bad faith, especially against someone uninvolved - I am not "making excuses". Ncmvocalist (talk) 10:37, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
I'm involved in what? Your the one offering "suggestions" as to Superfopp's understanding of the very meaning of revert not me! Now lets let an Admin deal with it shall we. Superfopp was made aware of the restriction on their talk page, and violated the restriction regardless! --Domer48'fenian' 10:56, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
Just my 2c to put it on the record. 1RR is there for a reason, and once an editor has been made aware of the rule, there is absolutely no reason for that editor to continue to try to force the issue through continued editing. The correct action is to take it to Talk. Superfopp has been around for a while, so it's not acceptable to claim he misunderstood what a revert is, or where to look for policy. The 1RR rule should be implemented fairly across all editors, regardless of background or political stance.
I suggest that the best way forward is to return the article to the 1-revert stage, and take the issue to Talk. I would also like to see the 1RR rule to include "no revert of a revert" policy also. A punitive block is unnecessary at this stage as all editors are now engaged in discussion. --HighKing (talk) 12:02, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
Domer68, you were recently involved in disrupting the relevant case page [230]. If you would like to provide constructive input, please answer this question: did BigDunc comply with the spirit of the restriction and discuss his revert after making it? If so, can you provide a diff? HighKing, if an user has been as long as Superfopp has, it is not impossible nor unacceptable - it is merely less likely. 1RR should be implemented fairly; but that doesn't make explanation any less important before, during or after a block. Reading the comment Superfopp made here speaks for itself - either he doesn't understand, or he's gaming the system. Finally, I am utterly uninvolved from the Troubles area, nor am I interested in the content dispute. Ncmvocalist (talk) 12:31, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

That's sound HighKing, I'm happy enough to let AE deal with it. --Domer48'fenian' 12:53, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

I have asked Superfopp to undo his last edit of the article. Whether he agrees to do so might be taken into account by the closer of this AE case. I see that Superfopp last edited Wikipedia twelve hours ago (05:05 on 5 November), and much of the discussion here is newer. He should get a bit of time to answer. EdJohnston (talk) 17:08, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
I've undid my last edit at EdJohnston's asking. I'm certain that Dunc, Domer or ONIH would've done that anyway once this discussion ended. I'd have much rather preferred a debate on the talk page, but that'll undoubtedly involve more of the usual ownership mentality and tag-teaming by Dunc, Domer, ONIH, and the rest. ~Asarlaí 17:55, 6 November 2009 (UTC)
The potential for heated discussions at articles related to the PIRA, are great. Do to my own views on the PIRA, I prefer to stay out of them. GoodDay (talk) 18:12, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

I’m happy enough with the outcome here, despite Superfopp’s bad grace, accusations and assumptions of bad faith. I will also note the precedent that has been set, were an editor can deliberately and knowingly violate 1RR and not be sanctioned. Will all editors be given such mitigation? As some editors always seem to be granted it, it is hardly surprising they have a block log at all. --Domer48'fenian' 20:01, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

Before closing this, I would argue that a "No revert of a revert" rule is appended to 1RR. It has many advantages - it stops tag teaming and it keeps articles stable because it practically forces discussions before editing. It has been pretty successful on the British Isles article to date IMHO. --HighKing (talk) 20:47, 6 November 2009 (UTC)
Agreed. GoodDay (talk) 21:21, 6 November 2009 (UTC)
Whaaat? a success - Sorry it may be a success for those who use Wikipedia as a social networking site but it has been an appalling disaster for content editors. Þjóðólfr (talk) 22:54, 6 November 2009 (UTC)
I looked into Superfopp's previous contributions. Though he hasn't been blocked, he has made a lot of moves that were later undone, and seem like they were done without discussion. Though I'm glad he did the self-revert, things are not all rosy here, and future actions may not be so lenient. My suggestion to other admins would be: 1RRs should be easy to enforce and there should not be a long delay when AEs are filed asserting 1RR violations. If there is no self-revert, there should be a block. The second time the same person is brought here for 1RR reasons, more consequences should be on the table. EdJohnston (talk) 21:26, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

That's sound advice EdJohnston. A editors want is a level field. Could you look at the request below, because I agree 1RRs should be easy to enforce and there should not be a long delay when AEs are filed asserting 1RR violations.--Domer48'fenian' 21:40, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

Result regarding this request[edit]

This is a little odd, but I'm going to block Superfopp for 1 second to make a notation in his block log, that if he violates the 1RR restriction again, he should be blocked as if this is his 2nd consecutive block. Because this is a little odd, and people get touchy about non-standard use of blocks, I'm going to wait for further commentary before acting. --Tznkai (talk) 22:48, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Though I broadly agree with what EdJohnston and you have said about this, I'm not sure this is the case that would warrant a block log entry while case logs exist. Given that the case log has previously had specific user restrictions, something similar could be put in there for Superfopp (in particular, "is advised he is skating on very thin ice" etc). Ncmvocalist (talk) 08:41, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
I'm also concerned with potential abuse of tag teaming and long protracted edit wars with one edit per day. Perhaps some editors believe that 1RR precludes this behaviour - certainly I find the policy ambiguous and unclear. There has been limited success using an explicit "No revert of a revert" (NROAR) on some other contentious articles, and it effectively means that there cannot be a series of 1RR's by a series of different editors. Please consider this also - we should ensure that we are explicit in our interpretation of 1RR. --HighKing (talk) 16:49, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Request concerning 92.26.232.39[edit]

Irvine22[edit]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

Attention: This request may be declined without further action if insufficient or unclear information is provided in the "Request" section below.

Request concerning Irvine22[edit]

User requesting enforcement:
O Fenian (talk) 17:59, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

User against whom enforcement is requested:
Irvine22 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log)

Sanction or remedy that this user violated:
Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/The Troubles#Final remedies for AE case

Diffs of edits that violate this sanction or remedy, and an explanation how these edits violate it:

  1. [231] First revert
  2. [232] Second revert, within 24 hours of the first thus a breach of 1RR

Diffs of prior warnings against the conduct objected to (if required by the remedy):
Not applicable, but has been warned and blocked many times.

Enforcement action requested (block, topic ban or other sanction):
Block and/or topic ban

Additional comments by O Fenian (talk):
Immediately after coming off his fourth block for edit warring, which lasted a week, Irvine22 is back to edit warring. Both edits are at least partial reverts to Irvine22's own version (where he originally retitled the subsection as "Secession of the Irish Free State"). He is also making highly tendentious edits in related areas such as this and this, so I believe stiffer sanctions may be needed at this time. O Fenian (talk) 17:59, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Irvine22 is being disingenuous in his claim below, as for the purposes of 1RR "The Troubles" is "defined as: any article that could be reasonably construed as being related to The Troubles, Irish nationalism, and British nationalism in relation to Ireland". There can be little dispute that the section of the article he is editing falls under that definition. He was also cautioned over wikilawyering over what articles fall under that definition when last blocked, "When in doubt, assume it is related" avoids such problems. O Fenian (talk) 20:30, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
When has 1RR ever before been applied to the article History of the United Kingdom? Irvine22 (talk) 20:37, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Notification of the user against whom enforcement is requested:
Diff

Discussion concerning Irvine22[edit]

Statement by Irvine22[edit]

LOL the tag team springs back into action!

History of the United Kingdom is clearly not a "Troubles-related" article and hence not subject to 1RR. Has 1RR ever been applied to this article before? If so, when?

My edit was discussed on the article's talk page, and the consensus was to go with the accurate, NPOV, and sourced phrase "secession of the Irish Free State". This is a case of "just don't like it" by the reporting editor. Irvine22 (talk) 20:34, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Comments by other editors[edit]

I believe the time has come to 'bar' this editor from Troubles-related articles. GoodDay (talk) 18:38, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

I believe the time has come to initiate a RfC regarding the tag team editing engaged in by O Fenian, RepublicanJacobite and Domer48.Irvine22 (talk) 20:45, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

That's your choice. GoodDay (talk) 20:46, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
Concur with GoodDay. This editor takes each block, and then returns to repeat the same edits the minute the block ends. --Snowded TALK 21:17, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
Indeed. After repeatedly, and disingenuously, pleading his innocence after the last 1RR, he stated, "That's okay. I'll pick up where I left off in a week or so." It was strongly suggested then that he not do so, but he's not one for listening to anyone's advice. His approach now is much the same as last time: repeated claims of innocence combined with Wikilawyering. A topic ban is the only solution for his edit-warring and trouble-making. ---RepublicanJacobiteThe'FortyFive' 21:38, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Result concerning Irvine22[edit]

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I do not wish to get into the intricacies of a topic ban and a 1RR restriction, although Irish nationalism, and British nationalism in relation to Ireland is pretty clear. Instead, I'll simply call this really irritating edit warring. Blocked for 3 days.--Tznkai (talk) 22:26, 8 November 2009 (UTC)


The above discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

I hope things are different after this block. PS: Oddily enough, there's something likeable about the newbie (Irvine22). GoodDay (talk) 00:42, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

David Tombe[edit]

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Request concerning David Tombe[edit]

User requesting enforcement:
Jehochman Talk 11:33, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

User against whom enforcement is requested:
David Tombe (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log)

Sanction or remedy that this user violated:
Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Speed_of_light#David_Tombe_restricted

Diffs of edits that violate this sanction or remedy, and an explanation how these edits violate it:

  1. ARBCOM, who pride themselves on acting through consensus, actually legislated dictatorial powers for the administrators to bully myself and Brews.
  2. [233]
  3. [234]
  4. [235]
  5. It is one big lie that has been used as a basis of justifying corrupt actions and hiding the truth.

Diffs of prior warnings against the conduct objected to (if required by the remedy):
not applicable

Enforcement action requested (block, topic ban or other sanction):
block

Additional comments by Jehochman Talk:
David Tombe has violated the terms of his probation or topic ban by continuing to militate on behalf of a fringe physics agenda. He assumes bad faith of other editors (such as the members of ArbCom), and espouses conspiracy theories. His recent editing is exclusively for proscribed purposes. Therefore, his account should be blocked until he undertakes to do something productive.

Notification of the user against whom enforcement is requested:
[236]

Discussion concerning David Tombe[edit]

Statement by David Tombe[edit]

Comments by other editors[edit]

  • Note for the closing admin that the block must be for a duration that is no greater than 1 week per the enforcement provision; after 3 blocks, something further can be done. Hopefully, David Tombe will remedy his behavior voluntarily after this block though. This diff should've probably also been included above as it is further evidence of acting counter to the purpose of Wikipedia, and a failure to observe expected standards of behavior and decorum. Ncmvocalist (talk) 12:29, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
    • Thank you for that diff, now #5. Jehochman Talk 13:16, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
  • This action concerns a discussion on my Talk page intitiated by Bob K31416 This discussion is about experiences as an editor on WP as seen by D Tombe. The objective is to identify some flaws in WP procedures that should be remedied in the view of D Tombe. I see no reason to consider this discussion disruptive or not in keeping with the health of WP. On the contrary, open discussion of such experience is important to the goals of WP in developing a healthy editing environment. If the views of D Tombe are not shared by others, for example Bob K31416, they will be ignored. If they are seen to have some validity, possibly they could lead to modified behavior on WP, either by individual editors or (a long shot) by policy modifications, that would be to the advantage of WP. Suppression of such assessment is not in the interest of WP: suppression appears to be pure censorship and makes WP Administration look dictatorial. It looks like Adminstration prefers not to allow even the beginnings of critique on a User Talk page (nevermind a formal presentation on pages where such critique is announced for general observation and assessment), but rather, prefers to "nip it in the bud", so to speak. Such action also is a violation of WP:AGF, assuming such critique is aimed at harming WP, when that is absolutely contrary to its purpose. Brews ohare (talk) 14:11, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
    • Brews, you are violating your topic ban. Please stop posting here. AGF is the norm, but once an editor has been sanctioned by ArbCom, we do not assume they are acting in good faith when they return to the mode of behavior that got them sanctioned in the first place. You folks were sanctioned in large part for talk page disruption. You should not continue to misuse Wikipedia talk pages as soapboxes. Jehochman Talk 14:32, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

I think that part of the problem is that David Tombe and another editor sanctioned in the SoL arbitration, Brews ohare, are egging each other on. Both have drawn topic bans and strict probation, neither has made any significant mainspace contribution since the SoL arbitration case closed.

  • Since 20 October (close of arbitration), Brews has made more than four hundred edits. Nine were minor mainspace edits, three were to article talk, and one of those was a violation of his topic ban. (I also cautioned him for a number of probation and topic ban violations in lieu of asking for a block a few days ago — leniency which he has since given me great cause to regret.) He has been involved in taking a very outspoken and very small-minority stance on modifying WP:NOR. His interest in modifying WP:NOR stems directly from policy and content disputes he was involved in which ultimately led to the conflicts at speed of light and free space.
  • Since 20 October, David Tombe has made approximately 100 edits. None have been to mainspace or article talk space. Virtually all of his edits have been related to complaints over his and Brews' topic bans and probation, or to the policy proposals being pushed by Brews.

A third editor, Count Iblis (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log), has been trying to 'help' Brews, however his own conduct is less than exemplary. He has been working extensively on his own policy proposal which proffers guidelines for editing scientific articles (WP:ESCA). While there's nothing wrong with writing essays and proposals, his approach to presenting and implementing his proposals has been inappropriately heavy-handed and has run afoul of many well-established Wikipedia policies and practices. (See, for example, WP:AN/I#Fake ESCA "guideline" spamming.) Between the three of them – Brews, Iblis, and Tombe – there have been some serious and ongoing violations of the 'general probation' provisions (Brews, Tombe) under which both Brews and Tombe edit. TenOfAllTrades(talk) 19:46, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

  • Worst of all, Iblis has since been spamming articles with invisible templates, causing alarm

    Also I am concerned with Count Iblis's statement here [1] that the template has been placed on many science article talkpages, but "is invisible". —Preceding unsigned comment added by Elen of the Roads (talk • contribs) 15:37, 9 November 2009

    Perhaps Jimbo Wales should now declare a state of emergency? Count Iblis (talk) 16:00, 10 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Can we get agreements from Brews and David that they will follow Tznkai's advice? If not, I suggest blocking them both, as Wikipedia will be much better off in that configuration. Jehochman Talk 20:47, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
I don't think that will stop you from hounding these editors. I suggest that Jehochman refrains from any further postings regarding David Toombes and Brews as he is consistently invovled with their "reviews" here. I',m really getting sick of people getting bullied around when they are doing nothing. Talkpages are talkpages so long as what is said there is civil and not attacks who gives a flying fuck what's in there? Can we please stop the Gestapo-esque silencing efforts here, whatever happened to wp:ignore? Hell In A Bucket (talk) 15:11, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

Result concerning David Tombe[edit]

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Bitching and whining (technically criticism, although lazy allusions to Orwell and corruption does not rate highly on any normative scale) about ArbCom and administrators is generally not a actionable offense by itself, though such things are better done off-site where one gets a considerably more sympathetic audience. That having been said Wikipedia is not to be used as the medium to continue personal disputes, nor for espousing viewpoints. There have been outright bans for the same. David Tombe's contributions indicate his currently sole activity on Wikipedia, other than on AE (and it would be churlish to hold that against him), has been to get into arguments. There are a lot of ways to help out on Wikipedia, many of them are fun. New page patrol, for example, is always in need of help, click the random article button and see where it lands you. Write an article about your favorite kind of food. Try translating one of our politics or math articles into plain English. This is currently a request, but if continued battleground behavior continues, David Tombe may find himself participating in an attempt at a Wikipedia work-release probation.
In otherwords, I'd rather David Tombe (and others) stop unproductive whining and do something useful. The current situation does not appear to justify admin intervention at the moment, but could soon.--Tznkai (talk) 18:18, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
It appears that my above comments should be directed at Brews ohare as well.--Tznkai (talk) 20:38, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
This decision explicitly reduced the requirement for 5 blocks to 3, as there needed to be stringent enforcement for users sanctioned in this case (see the comments at Workshop and PD). Sadly, these users have been warned more times than I care to count. There's a significant difference between the fashion in which criticism is made and the inappropriate way this was made - the latter is still the type of unacceptable conduct that resulted in ArbCom findings and remedies against him to begin with, and should've been dealt with by another admin, but was regrettably overlooked. Repeatedly acting counter to the purposes of Wikipedia, and failing to observe expected standards of behaviour and decorum, is not acceptable given that they were warned in the decision itself (and these diffs altogether therefore constitute repeated violations). In such circumstances, I'm not sure how you came to a "could justify admin intervention soon" result when the decision explicitly invites more than that. Ncmvocalist (talk) 04:27, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

User:HistoricWarrior007 appeal of topic ban[edit]

Attention: This request may be declined without further action if insufficient or unclear information is provided in the "Request" section below.

Note: I have reformatted this request - it appears to be an appeal against a ban imposed by User:Future Perfect at Sunrise after he was told this was the place to appeal[237], but was incorrectly formatted as a complaint. henriktalk 22:15, 10 November 2009 (UTC)


Request concerning appeal of topic ban by User:Future Perfect at Sunrise[edit]

User requesting enforcement:
HistoricWarrior007 (talk) 20:32, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

User against whom enforcement is requested:
Appeal of topic ban

Sanction or remedy that this user wishes to appeal:

Unjust Topic Ban

HistoricWarrior, with this edit I feel you have crossed a line. You (and others) were warned some weeks ago that the permanent hostility and edit-warring on that article would not be tolerated forever. For the aggressive "ownership" attitude, hostility, threats and personal attacks expressed in this latest posting of yours, in connection with the months-long history of near-permanent edit-warring on the same article, you are now topic-banned from the 2008 South Ossetia War article, all articles related to it, and all related talk pages, for a period of two months. This topic ban will be logged at the Arbcom enforcement section of WP:DIGWUREN. Fut.Perf. 11:11, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

History of prior warnings:

HistoricWarrior007 has no history of prior warnings.

Ban was imposed here: [238]

Enforcement action requested:

Exoneration from the Unjust Topic Ban

Additional comments by HistoricWarrior007 (talk):
I do not believe the ban is appropriate, as it goes against this wishes of the Community, 6 experienced editors told Future Perfect at Sunrise that his watchful eye in our article was unnecessary, and no one spoke out in his favor, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:2008_South_Ossetia_war/Archive_29#Permanent_edit-warring, and the ban based on the policy I did not know about, WP:DIGWUREN.

Notification of the user against whom enforcement is requested:
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk%3AFuture_Perfect_at_Sunrise&action=historysubmit&diff=325113200&oldid=325060114

Discussion concerning appeal[edit]

Statement by Future Perfect at Sunrise[edit]

I fully stand behind this topic ban: HistoricWarrior007 has a history of a persistently hostile, very combative battleground attitude over that article, combined with nearly incessant slow revert-warring over many months. I have become convinced that his presence is the main factor that has made the talkpage of 2008 South Ossetia war an incredibly toxic environment. The edit that triggered the sanction [239] was just the straw that broke the camel's back. His conduct here and previously on WP:RFAR, with the aggressive claim that all those dozens (or hundreds, by now?) reverts of his were not revert-warring but removal of "vandalism", and his immediate assumptions of bad faith on my part, just illustrate the same problem. (Incidentally, it's ironic I was accused of being anti-EMLL when I sanctioned Jacurek (talk · contribs) the other day; now I'm being accused of being pro-EMLL because I happen to sanction somebody on the other side.)

Since the topic ban, HW has shifted his activity to other Russian war topics, such as Dagestan and Chechnya, and some of his edits have been so blatantly tendentious I am seriously considering if even more stringent restrictions are necessary. Here [240] he is inserting an unsourced, highly negative biographical assertion as a fact, when he must know (from the main article on that person) that the underlying claim is, at best, contentious. Here [241], in an edit that is actually skirting the topic ban (a bio of a semi-notable political analyst, which he only wrote as a WP:COATRACK because he was previously promoting quotations from that analyst on the South Ossetia article for evident POV reasons), he describes the orientation of a Russian political journal as "a common sense magazine that does it best to explain what is going on in Russia without pandering to corporate interests". – I am convinced no editor of HW's intelligence and experience could possibly, even for a minute, fool himself into believing this is a neutral description. Therefore, this edit, even though only affecting a minor side issue, displays a reckless disregard for NPOV. This kind of irresponsible editing, by failing to strive for NPOV, is in and by itself sanctionable behaviour (in terms of the discretionary sanctions clause: failure "to adhere to the purpose of Wikipedia"). 07:11, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

Statement by HistoricWarrior007[edit]

FutPerf accuses me of (1) ownership of the article; (2) edit-warring and hostility; (3) threats;

(1) Ownership: I have encouraged everyone to use the discussion page prior to editing, as is required by the article’s "controversial" template. I have discussed all of my edits, prior to making them. When a new user made an edit that I didn’t agree with, I reverted it, and asked him to use the talkpage; after the discussion, his arguments were better than mine, and he made the edit. There is a ton of material in the article that I disagree with in the article, but sometimes I win the discussion and they go, and sometimes I lose the discussion and they stay. And if anyone still thinks that I “own” the article, I volunteer for a 4 month long 1RR restriction in that article.

(2) Edit-Warring and hostility: as was previously pointed out to FutPerf, what was occurring in the article was not edit-warring but vandalism, and reverts of said vandalism. Despite 6 users pointing this out to FutPerf, all of whom are knowledgeable, long-term editors of the article, with a 2-4 pro-Georgian - pro-Russian split, FutPerf ignored our combined statements, and proceeded to claim edit-warring where none existed. Proof: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:2008_South_Ossetia_war/Archive_29#Permanent_edit-warring.

(3) Threats: I challenge FutPerf to find a single threat that I made. Here is what FutPerf believes is a threat: "I am tired of you using these tactics. I won't hesitate to expose anymore of these tactics, the minute I see them. So don't use them." On the other hand FutPerf has been accused of making threats in our article, as is shown in the link above.

FutPerf claims that I was warned, in the above listed link and here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Eastern_European_mailing_list#Question_to_Arbcom:_2008_South_Ossetia_War However, in the latter link, ArbCom completely ignored FutPerf’s request; when a Court ignores a request, the status quo prevails, and no warning occurs.

I also fail to see why I am being punished per WP:DIGWUREN, considering that I had no knowledge of WP:DIGWUREN. FutPerf states that it applies to all Eastern European Articles, but FutPerf failed to mention it in both of his "warnings".

The edit that I am being topic-banned for can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk%3A2008_South_Ossetia_war&action=historysubmit&diff=324541357&oldid=324532032 Granted, it wasn’t my brightest move, and the joke at the end was in poor taste. Nevertheless, in my defense, the edit involved the title debates, which occupy, literally, over 100 pages; it’s where every point was argued and counter-argued at least several times.

It is also interesting to note that FurPerf topic-banned me shortly after I presented evidence for ArbCom, and that he made the "warning" in the article, shortly after FeelSunny and I spoke out in the ArbCom case, regarding the Cabal.

To summarize, I am being banned for something I did not do, by an administrator who is hostile towards me, using a policy I never heard of. I have no history of prior bans/blocks/warnings. Thus, I am appealing.

Response to Biophys[edit]

Biophys takes the song that I posted, altered it, and on the basis of his alterations, claims that I am a member of Nashi.

Biophys' Version: "knife-bayonet penetrates a trembling body of your enemy"

Actual Version: "knife-bayonet penetrates the body...The poet-praised Caucasian Region is covered in blood, in the hearts hatred stings, but SpetzNaz will close hatred's path with their chests, because SpetzNaz doesn't run from danger"

The point of the song is to show that everyone suffered, but Biophys altered it, to make it look like the SpetzNaz was out to get the "enemy". (The word "enemy" isn't mentioned in the entire song, not even once. Nor is the word "trembling".) Additionally, Biophys connects this song to the KGB, that he sees everywhere. However the song is about the SpetzNaz. SpetzNaz is as much related to the KGB, as the Green Berets to the CIA; in other words - there's no relationship.

See here for further elaboration: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Eastern_European_mailing_list/Evidence#Response_to_Biophys

Response to Future Perfect at Sunrise[edit]

It is interesting to note how quickly Future Perfect at Sunrise changed his reasons from (1) ownership of the article and (3) threats, completely dismissing those, and now arguing for (1) hostile-combative attitude and (3) toxicity of the talkpage, but he's still keeping the revert-warring claim.

My hostile-combative attitude can be easily debunked, by the fact that I backed down, when a new user presented better evidence, that contradicted evidence presented by MDB, a publication that I have always backed, and even had a dispute with FutPerf about: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:2008_South_Ossetia_war/Archive_27#Italics_vs_Quotes, where he made the edit, and I took it to the talkpage.

My recent reverts resulted when a user blanked a whole section, and I restored that section. With the exception of that, I had no reverts after FutPerf issued his "warning", that weren't reverts of vandalism. The revert wars have died out, before FutPerf entered the article. Please review this section, which completely debunks FutPerf's claim about my hostile-combative attitude: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:2008_South_Ossetia_war#Moving_Over_from_my_Talkpage_-_naval_stuff. A short summary: two users came to me to ask for a mini-dispute resolution regarding the position of the Russian Naval Forces in the 2008 South Ossetia War. How can I be hostile and combative, when fellow Wikipedians are asking me to resolve a dispute?

I had less than 100 overall reverts, not counting vandalism reverts. I have never broken 3RR. I was never warned for any of my reverts. I repeatedly asked fellow Wikipedians to use the talkpage. FutPerf shows that he has no data on the issue, by claiming for "dozens, maybe hundreds" of reverts. I understand people are busy, but when administering a two-month topic ban, isn't it at least necessary to know whether a user did 24 or 400 reverts? Isn't it vital to know the time span? In a year's time of editing that article, I had less than 100 non-vandalism reverts. That's less than 1 revert in three days.

In response to the new "evidence" brought in by FutPerf:

151: Litvinenko first worked for the FSB, and then worked against the FSB for Berezovsky's Group. That makes him a double-agent, which is all that I inserted. I didn't say whether he was a bad or good double agent, but if you are working for two different security organizations, giving the intelligence of one organization to another, you are a double-agent, and I fail to see what's so negative about that. Every country has double-agents, it doesn't automatically make one the embodiment of evil.

152: I wrote an article on Patrick Armstrong, who works with Sharon Tennison to strengthen the US-Russia relationship. I made an effort to exclude anything he wrote that was relevant to the 2008 South Ossetia War, out of the article. I fail to see how that skirts the issue.

Future Perfect at Sunrise also claimed negativity about my edits to the Second Chechen War and Invasion of Dagestan Articles. He has yet to provide proof of how those were bad. I am a military historian, I edit articles relevant to military history. Why is this a crime? And no user can be truly NPOV, we all know that, and we all have bias on the basis of our education. One punishes editors for warring over POV, not for merely inserting their POV into the articles. The very fact that FutPerf is bringing such "evidence", shows that he has no evidence. And in terms of the Invasion of Dagestan, right after I began to edit that article, FutPerf, who showed no interest in the article prior to my editing of it, moved to delete the SpetzNaz image. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dagestan_1999.jpg

(3) Toxic Atmosphere: the most toxic atmosphere that I have seen in the 2008 South Ossetia War Article, was created by FutPerf. For instance when he came into the article to offer his services, he was vehemently rejected: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:2008_South_Ossetia_war/Archive_29#Permanent_edit-warring

I will quote some of the reception that FutPerf's idea received, and these sum up the views of everyone who edited the article, except Biophys, who thinks I'm a member of Nashi, and KGB is editing Wikipedia Articles. Here is the reception to the toxic and hostile environment that FutPerf created, and then turned around and accused me of creating; reception to FutPerf's "policing" the article:

A. I'm sorry, but I don't think threatening editors is the correct answer here. Many of us have been working hard to improve the article. Offliner (talk) 16:08, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

B. So let me get this straight. An administrator is threatening to block a group of users who are almost entirely responsible for the article in its current form, simply because of the unavoidable fact that the topic is controversial and there are parties on both sides who are adamant that the article stay neutral from their view? So what would you rather, one person or one group with coinciding views to edit it to their liking with no disruptions? Your logic is incomprehensible to me...LokiiT (talk) 15:40, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

C. If I'm thinking of the same "small group of editors" that you're referring to, Future Perfect at Sunrise, I belive that you're sadly mistaken. Although disagreements do break out, as they usually do on such a controversial and fairly recent topic, this "small group of editors" has done a superb job of revamping this article over the past several months. There is little revert-warring occurring, and the only reason for the high revert count is due to the fact that Reenem's edits are often reverted, as they are done improperly and violate WIkipedia rules, as HistoricWarrior said earlier...Laurinavicius (talk) 21:19, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

D. Do I understand it right your last message means you intend to block me from editing this article together with a "whole cast of its regular editors" unless I convince you this article can breath with me editing it? If so, you can proceed with your administrator duties and rights and block me right away, if this is your intent. Please take into account that whatever decision you make, you make it on your own discretion, of course, and this message is in no way an expression of my wish to be blocked. Thanks, FeelSunny (talk) 16:22, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

FurPerf's threats and subsequent carrying out of said threats, are the reason for the hostility that he is getting, and not just from me.

Nobody is accusing Future Perfect at Sunrise of EMLL, and the Jacurek case is irrelevant. The accusation I made, was that as soon as FeelSunny and I spoke out in the ArbCom case, Future Perfect at Sunrise threatened us in the 2008 South Ossetia War Article, thereby creating the toxic atmosphere. He also "warned" Xeeron from the other side. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Eastern_European_mailing_list#Question_to_Arbcom:_2008_South_Ossetia_War FeelSunny, Xeeron and I were the most active ArbCom contributors from the 2008 South Ossetia War article, that weren't directly involved in the case. And he directly accused the three of us.

The accusation against FutPerf is that he worked actively to against the writers of the 2008 South Ossetia War Article that commented on the ArbCom case, irrespective of the sides.

On the 18th of September, 2009 I asked to be included in the proceedings: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:2008_South_Ossetia_war/Archive_29#Permanent_edit-warring

On the 22nd of September, Future Perfect at Sunrise appeared with a threat in the 2008 South Ossetia War Article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:2008_South_Ossetia_war/Archive_29#Permanent_edit-warring

On the 5th of November, I presented evidence: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia%3AArbitration%2FRequests%2FCase%2FEastern_European_mailing_list%2FEvidence&action=historysubmit&diff=324160468&oldid=323152291

On the 8th of November, I received the topic ban: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:HistoricWarrior007#Topic-banned

And I've yet to understand why I was blocked per WP:DIGWUREN a policy that FutPerf didn't warn me about, a policy that I didn't even know existed.

Response to Looie496[edit]

According to FutPerf, I was "warned" twice:

Here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:2008_South_Ossetia_war/Archive_29#Permanent_edit-warring (please note the response to FutPerf's "warning" by editors on all sides, as we tried to, in vain, inform him that the edit-war was over.)

And Here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Eastern_European_mailing_list#Question_to_Arbcom:_2008_South_Ossetia_War

Please note, that with the exception of Biophys, who thinks I'm Nashi because I posted a SpetzNaz song, (that's like relating Green Berets to Black Panthers,) no one supports FutPerf. In the second request, FeelSunny asks for proof of edit warring, and Biophys provides his altered version of the song instead. The second one was also phrased as "Question to ArbCom" to which ArbCom didn't reply. So it FutPerf's language, "Question to ArbCom" really means "warning to the editors I am mentioning below". You can find the elaboration here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:HistoricWarrior007#Topic-banned

Comment by Biophys[edit]

Comment by uninvolved Looie496[edit]

FPS, in your topic ban you stated "you (and some others) were warned...". It would be helpful if you could provide a pointer to the warning. Looie496 (talk) 18:29, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

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Result concerning appeal of topic ban[edit]

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